Been playing for a couple of months, mostly on my Kindle 10, the last few weeks have been interesting but not much fun, putpal is far from accurate and is bleeding the fun meter, is there a problem with software ? There isnt any problem from my Kindle as far as I can tell. Any help would be nice, playing more on Rory Mc for the time being.
One of the things you might want to do is look at some threads that discuss putting calculations. As noted above, as you go up in tiers, the speeds of the greens are faster. Here are some links to check out:
Gary Pinhunter's website (link is to the page on putting):
Note the multiplier in the upper-right hand corner of the spreadsheet. (Scroll down to see spreadsheet screen shot.) You don't need to use the program, but you should be aware of the multipliers that apply at each level. (By the way, other players have variations.)
Here's a very good thread on discussing putting on championship greens:
I understand that you're not on championship greens yet. But there's some really good information in that thread that you should find useful. On page 4 of the thread, a player (BPeterson8256) provides his multipliers for various greens:
With all calculators, you need to remember to adjust for elevation (i.e. whether the putt is uphill or downhill). For every inch of height variation most will add/subtract one foot for distance (for example, 2 inch uphill = + 2 feet in distance).
My calculations are a little different. When I first started playing, I saw someone post that he added 2 feet to the putt and then did the calculations. That seems to work for me. So, here are my calculations:
Distance of putt + 2 feet +/- for elevation then multiply distance by:
11 Greens: .73
12 Greens: .67
13 Greens: .635
On shorter putts, however, I tend to hit them a lot harder to take some of the break out. In any case, if I had a 15 foot putt that's 2 inches uphill, here's what the calculation (for me) would look like:
15 + 2 + 2 = 19 foot putt
11 Greens: .73 x 19 = 14 foot putt
12 Greens: .67 x 19 = 13 foot putt
13 Greens: .635 x 19 = 12 foot putt
By the way, the numbers above are pretty much the same thing you would get from Gary's calculator.
Disclaimer: I'm not a great putter. I'm pretty average. So, check out the above threads as well as what others have stated about putting and distance control. But the stuff I posted above is not stuff I came up with. The numbers I got from others who are much better putters than I am. I wish I could remember who I got my multipliers from so I could give proper credit. But I can't remember.
The real bottom line, however, is that every player needs to find what works best for him or her. If any of the above is helpful and works for you, great! If it's not helpful or doesn't work, then discard the advice.
Best of luck!